Greg Rikaart

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Greg Rikaart
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Born Gregory Andrew Rikaart
(1977-02-26) February 26, 1977 (age 40)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Robert Sudduth (m. 2015)
Children 1

Gregory Andrew "Greg" Rikaart (born February 26, 1977)[1] is an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Rikaart was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up on Staten Island, New York. He graduated with honors from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. He has a sister, Keri, and two nephews, Nicholas and Luca.[2] While in college, he spent a semester in Washington, D.C., as an intern for a congressman on Capitol Hill.

Career[edit]

Rikaart is best known for his role as Kevin Fisher on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, which he originated in 2003.[3] In May 2017, Rikaart confirmed earlier reports that he would be exiting the soap with his last film date to be the following month.[4] However, on August 3, the official twitter account for The Young and the Restless confirmed Rikaart was back filming.[5] In September, Entertainment Weekly reported that Rikaart was back for a 2-week stint.[6]

Personal life[edit]

In June 2013, Rikaart revealed that he is in a committed relationship with writer Robert Sudduth.[2][7] Rikaart posted a photograph of himself with his boyfriend with the caption, "Not getting married anytime soon, but celebrating #equality tonight nonetheless", in response to the 2013 United States Supreme Court decisions in favor of same-sex marriage equality.[7]

Rikaart and Sudduth married in Maui on May 9, 2015.[8][9] Their first child, a son, was born June 12, 2016, via surrogacy.[10][11]

Filmography[edit]

Year Series Role Notes
1999 Felicity Art Student Episode: "Portraits"
2000 Strong Medicine Traylor Episode: "BRCA2"
2000 Gilmore Girls Kid #4 Episode: "Rory's Birthday Parties"
2001 Grounded for Life Jason Episode: "Dream on"
2001 That's Life Waiter Episode: "Sex in the Suburbs"
2002 As If Josh Episode: "Alex's POV"
2002–2003 Dawson's Creek David Recurring, 7 episodes
2003 Prey for Rock & Roll Scott Movie
2003 X2 Museum Teenager #2 Movie
2003 Fake Stacy Josh Patterson Short
2003–2017 The Young and the Restless Kevin Fisher Series regular
2005 The Closer Craig Sherman Episode: "L.A. Woman"
2005 Wannabe Trevor FYI Movie
2007 CSI: Miami Scott LeBrock Episode: "Chain Reaction"
2008 Imaginary Bitches Mark Episode: "It's Totally What You Think"
2009 Seeds Paul Short
2013 Bones Jeffrey Baxter Episode: "The Cheat in the Retreat"
2013 Four Brothers. Or Three. Wait ... Three. Greg Short
2015 Major Crimes[12] Bobby G. Monroe 4 episodes, Season 4[13]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2005)
  • Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stairway to Kevin". Soap Opera Digest. June 24, 2013. p. 37.
  2. ^ a b Stairway to Kevin". Soap Opera Digest. June 24, 2013. p. 37.
  3. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 4, 2017). "Greg Rikaart Leaving Y&R". Tvline.com. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  4. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 4, 2017). "Greg Rikaart Leaving The Young and the Restless". Tvline.com. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Reunited and It Feels So Good". Twitter.com. August 3, 2017. Retrieved September 4, 2017. 
  6. ^ Rice, Lynette (September 13, 2017). "Young and the Restless Surprise!! Greg Rikaart Returning". EW.com. Retrieved September 13, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Y&R's Greg Rikaart Comes Out On Twitter". Soap Opera Digest. August 26, 2015. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ Fairman, Michael (August 26, 2015). "Y&R’s Greg Rikaart Ties The Knot With Television Writer Robert Sudduth!". News - Soap Buzz. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ Harrison, Lilly (August 26, 2015). "Young and the Restless Star Greg Rikaart Marries Longtime Boyfriend Robert Sudduth!". E! Online. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  10. ^ SOD (June 13, 2016). "Y&R STAR WELCOMES SON". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, inc. Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  11. ^ Juneau, June (June 14, 2016). "Greg Rikaart Welcomes Son Montgomery Argo". People.com. Retrieved June 24, 2016. 
  12. ^ Ausiello, Michael (August 28, 2015). "Major Crimes Books Young and RestlessVet Greg Rikaart for Pivotal Arc". TVLine. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  13. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1228731/

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